Secret server entry configuration

The Secret Server integration is quite straightforward in Remote Desktop Manager. Follow this step-by-step to configure your entries to use Secret Server credentials.

Step-by-step guide

  1. In Remote Desktop Manager, create a new Secret Server entry.
  2. In the General tab, enter the URL you are using to connect to the Secret Server instance.

It will either be https://server or https://server/SecretServer.

Secret Server URL
Secret Server URL

Credentials information setup:

  1. If you are the only one using this entry, you could place your credentials information directly under the General tab.
  2. In a shared team, select the Use "My Account Settings" option under the General tab. After the entry is completed, each user will need to go in FileMy Account SettingsSecret Server to enter their information.

My Secret Server Account
My Secret Server Account
Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is supported with the Secret Server entry.

SAML is not yet supported, but it should be in version 2023.1 of Remote Desktop Manager.

There is a limitation with the Rest API, you cannot have 2FA with Windows Authentication.

  1. To do so, enter your information at the bottom of the Secret Server entry.

  2. For the Two factor mode, select Ask only when the session expires. This way you will get the 2FA prompt when you open Remote Desktop Manager, and it should last all day after. You will not need to re-enter it every time you want to use a credential, unless that is what you prefer and in that case, select Ask on every login. !!Secret Server Two factor mode Secret Server Two factor mode

  3. In the Credential Selection tab, select Prompt For List. !!Credential Selection
    Credential Selection

  4. In the session you want to use the Secret Server credentials with (RDP, etc.), you select the Credentials you created with Linked (vault), and then you can click the Select from List to specify the account you wish to use.

Credentials – Select from list
Credentials – Select from list

This way, you have one Secret Server entry for all the connections.

You could also, if you prefer, select the credentials you want directly under the Credential Selection tab in the Secret Server entry.